Yuva Halla Bol’s Govind Mishra announces to launch 'Hara hi Heera hai' campaign

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Yuva Halla Bol questions the proposal to clear Buxwaha Forest in Madhya Pradesh. Full details on Dynamite News.

Yuva Halla Bol’s   'Hara hi Heera hai' campaign
Yuva Halla Bol’s 'Hara hi Heera hai' campaign

New Delhi: The nationwide youth movement 'Yuva Halla Bol' has questioned the BJP government on a proposal regarding clearance of forest area in Buxwaha for an upcoming mining project. 

National Coordinator Govind Mishra said, "The plan for clearance of Buxwaha Forest in Madhya Pradesh is alarming and self-harming. According to forest department more than 2 lakh trees will have to be cleared for this project. All of this destruction is planned for proposed diamond mine which has no conclusive survey based claim."

The area was surveyed twenty years ago, under the Bundar Diamond Project. Two years ago, EMIL subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group won the license in the Government auction. Several contradictions expose the malafide intention for clearing the forest as the area marked under diamond mining is 62 hectares but the corporate group is asking for 382 hectares of forest land extending activities. 

Earlier Rio-Tinto, an Australian company which had got license to operate on this land had found kimberlitel. This is the only basis of assumption made by the corporate groups and government. 

Yuva Halla Bol's Chief Spokesperson Rishav Ranjan said, "It is worrying how the Government is planning to go ahead even without no conclusive study which suggests the presence of diamonds in the forest. It creates doubts about the real intention of BJP government, which has been known in the past to unduly favour corporates in return for political favours. We demand Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to not give clearance to this destructive project." 

A member of the Environment Research Taskforce, Ankita Chauhan said, " The ongoing pandemic has brought a realization among many people about conservation of nature and environment. At a time when Climate Change continues to be one of the biggest threats facing humankind, we cannot remain mute spectators or afford to lose over 2 lakh trees."

National Council Member Chhaya Bhardwaj said, " Yuva Halla Bol has also expressed deep condolences at the sad demise of Sunderlal Bhauguna, pioneer of Chipko Movement. True Tribute to such veteran environmentalist will be to continue fighting for causes like Buxwaha."

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